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This is a full-time, career position with a targeted salary of $61,000.00/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
Internal Number: 36526
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director, Athletic Communications. This is a full-time, career position with a targeted salary of $61,000.00/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Under the supervision of the Athletic Communications Director, the Assistant Athletic Communications Director shall develop and write, both in news and feature form, press releases about the coaches and athletes of assigned sports (Women's Basketball and Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country) and disseminate this information to the media and to the public via UCLA Athletics website and social media in an effort to publicize various UCLA athletic teams. The Assistant Athletic Communications Director will also compile notes and statistics for his/her assigned sports, post and create content for social media accounts, maintain and update the sports’ website, write and update information guides, pitch stories to media, and act as an on-the-record spokesperson and liaison between the coaches and athletes of its assigned sports and members of the print and electronic media. Assistant Athletic Communications Director will also staff home events and oversee press operations, as well as travel with team when deemed appropriate by the Athletic Communications Director, reporting results of events to local and national media and to UCLA Athletics website and social media outlets.
*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Knowledge of the Internet, including how to post and update material on the official UCLA Athletic Department website; Typing skills to quickly and accurately prepare materials; Skill in editing for spelling, punctuation grammar; Skill in interpersonal communications; Skill in proofreading copy and printed materials; Strong news judgement; Knowledge of crisis communications; Skill in creative writing and layout design; Ability to encode html to website; Skills in effective communication (written, phone, in person); Skills in effective and organized research; Ability to prioritize work assignments and media value; Ability to make sound decisions under pressure; Skill in taking NCAA statistics for sports; Skill in dealing with radio/television networks at events; Skill in and knowledge of social media tactics; Ability to plan and execute specific PR campaigns; Ability to plan and organize a press conference; Ability to adhere to and comply with NCAA rules and regulations; Skill in graphic design; Skill in the photographic process; Ability to speak in public; Skill in operating a basic computer statistical system; Knowledge of NCAA national championship event procedures and guidelines; Working knowledge of related computer programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook; Prior Sports Information experience at the university or college level is required; Social media knowledge and creative ability.
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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